Calendar

Mar
23
Fri
Lapsit Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Lapsit Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Lapsit story time is an interactive program with simple picture books, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments and movements. For kids 0-18 months.

Mar
24
Sat
Saturday Crafter Morning! @ Blackstone Branch Library
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday Crafter Morning! 9 a.m. – noon. Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. Calling all crafters, knitters, crocheters, sewists and alike! Let’s spend the morning together with our needles. All levels, ages and crafts are welcome.

Saturday Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Mar 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Saturday Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Lapsit story time is an interactive program with simple picture books, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments and movements. For kids 0-18 months.

Mar
26
Mon
Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club – The Magicians @ Blackstone Branch Library
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club – The Magicians. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. We will discuss “The Magicians” by Lev Grossman. Quentin Coldwater, a Brooklyn high school student is leading an aimless existence until he’s tapped to attend Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, an exclusive academy where he’s taught magic. After graduation, Quentin and his friends enter a Narnia-like country of Fillory to aid in fighting a war for the royal succession, a heroic quest that turns into a nightmare quite unlike the fantasy novels Quentin read as a child.

Mar
27
Tue
Toddler Time and Crafts @ Blackstone Public Library
Mar 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Toddler Time and Crafts. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Enjoy picture books, songs, action activities, flannel board stories and a simple craft around the theme of the week. Recommended for kids 2 to 3.

Just Us Pawns Chess Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Mar 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Just Us Pawns Chess Club. 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Like playing chess or want to learn how? Join us if you are a beginner or a master. Pieces and boards will be available for you to use or you can bring your own. Dr. Mark Coleman, former chess coach of Leo High School, will be available to provide tips and strategies. This program is recommended for children ages 6 and up.

Ald. Leslie Hairston’s 5th Ward monthly meeting @ O’Keefe School of Excellence
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm

Ald. Leslie Hairston’s 5th Ward monthly meeting. 6 p.m. O’Keefe School of Excellence, 6940 S. Merrill Ave.

Mar
28
Wed
Committed Knitters @ University of Chicago Arts Incubator
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm

Committed Knitters. Noon. University of Chicago Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. Free. Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting or make an experienced project and share ideas. All supplies provided.

Hyde Park Community Action Council @ Dyett High School
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hyde Park Community Action Council (CAC). 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St.

Family Fun Wednesdays @ Blackstone Public Library
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Family Fun Wednesdays. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Families listen to stories and make crafts to share with others.

Storytelling for Women’s History Month with Kucha and Baba Tony @ Blackstone Branch Library
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm

Storytelling for Women’s History Month with Kucha and Baba Tony. Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. 6:30 p.m. Join us as Kucha and Baba Tony share wonderful stories in celebration of Women’s History Month. For children of all ages.

Apr
5
Thu
Thursday Toddler Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Thursday Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Enjoy picture books, songs, action activities, flannel board stories and a simple craft around the theme of the week. Recommended for kids 2 to 3.

Apr
7
Sat
Saturday Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Saturday Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Lapsit story time is an interactive program with simple picture books, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments and movements. For kids 0-18 months.

Hyde Park OWL, the Voice of Women 40+. @ Hyde Park Art Center
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hyde Park OWL, the Voice of Women 40+. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. “How Do You Want to Live When You Are Old? How Can We Balance Autonomy with Protection?” Martha Holstein, Ph.D., a founding member of OWL National and an ethicist, and Jennifer Parks, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Undergraduate Bioethics Program at Loyola University, Chicago, will lead the discussion. Bring your questions and taste treats or a beverage for everyone to share during the social time at 1 p.m. Social time: 1p.m. Business Meeting: 1:30 p.m., Program: 1:45 p.m. – 3 p.m. Men are always welcome. For more information, contact: program organizer, Margaret Huyck, at: 312-833-0415, or at: mhhuyck@sbcglobal.net.

Apr
10
Tue
Toddler Time and Crafts @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Toddler Time and Crafts. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Enjoy picture books, songs, action activities, flannel board stories and a simple craft around the theme of the week. Recommended for kids 2 to 3.

Ellis Park Advisory Council Meeting @ Ellis Park
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm

Ellis Park Advisory Council Meeting, 6 p.m. Ellis Park, 3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Contact Robert Nichols 773-391-2855.

Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) Meeting @ Kennicott Park
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm

Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave. Meeting for Beat 222 – Community Boundaries: 43rd – Hyde Park Blvd. and Drexel to the Lake.

Apr
11
Wed
Committed Knitters @ University of Chicago Arts Incubator
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm

Committed Knitters. Noon. University of Chicago Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. Free. Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting or make an experienced project and share ideas. All supplies provided.

Family Fun Night @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Family Fun Night. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Families listen to stories and make crafts to share with others.

Writer’s Circle @ Blackstone Branch Library
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm

Writer’s Circle. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. www.chipublib.org/blackstone. Like to write? Join with like-minded writers to read your works, get creative feedback from your peers and discuss the craft of writing in a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy great conversation with tips and resources.